Friday, June 27, 2014

3rd Annual I Love Lucy 4th of July Marathon in NYC; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 30, 2014)

I Love Lucy 4th of July Marathon on WLNY

One of the most beloved sitcoms in television history will light up the airwaves on Independence Day in NY on Friday, July 4, when WLNY-TV (Channels 10/55) presents the third annual I Love Lucy marathon from 9am to 5pm. The marathon will culminate with the famous 1956 "Lucy's Italian Movie" episode, when Lucy visits Italy and stomps grapes in preparation for the opportunity to star in a movie, airing at 4:00pm and the 1956 episode "Return Home from Europe," when Lucy disguises a large block of cheese as an infant in the airport, airing at 4:30pm. WLNY'S I Love Lucy marathon will also feature 1953's "The Million Dollar Idea" episode, where Lucy and Ethel attempt to put Lucy's salad dressing on the market (1:00pm), the 1955's "Lucy Learns to Drive" episode, where Lucy finds herself in car trouble (2:00pm), 1955 episode, "LA at Last," where Lucy runs into celebrity William Holden in Los Angeles (2:30 pm), and the 1952 iconic episode "Lucy Does A TV Commercial," when Lucy stars in a commercial for Vitameatavegamin (3:00pm). Tune in NY on 4th of July!


It's Friday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of June 30-July 4, 2014, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

  • Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth (Mystery Girls/What I Like About You) - The stars of ABC Family's Mystery Girls are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Instant Mom/It's a Living/Moesha) - Sheryl discusses her unconventional family on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 9pm ET/PT on OWN.
Monday, June 30, 2014
  • Louis C.K. (Louie) - Watch Louis on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly) - Melissa appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parnham (Playing House/Best Friends Forever) - Jessica and Lennon are guests on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Toni Collette (United States of Tara) - Toni is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls) - Beth and Kat square off with Rachael Ray in the ultimate waitress challenge on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta appears on a repeat of Bethenny, so check your local listings.
  • Elizabeth Gillies (Victorious) - Elizabeth will be on PIX Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:35am.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Catch Christopher on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Hart (Undeclared/The Big House) - Kevin is part of the guest panel on a repeat of Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Tune in to see Betty on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • George Lopez (Saint George/George Lopez) - George appears on a repeat of The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Reiner (All in the Family) - Rob discusses his new film And So It Goes on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso is part of Plugged In Panel on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Arsenio Hall (Arsenio) - Arsenio hosts Rachael Ray's surprise birthday party on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
  • Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Watch Sarah on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Maz Jobrani (The Knights of Prosperity) - Maz appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly) - Melissa is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm. Melissa and her husband Ben Falcone will be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Community) - Gillian appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Woody is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Andrea Martin (Working the Engels) - Andrea is tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Suzanne Somers (Three's Company/Step by Step) - Suzanne stops by Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Jay Thomas (Love & War/Murphy Brown/Cheers) - Jay will be on The Better Show, so check your local listings.
  • Judy Reyes (Scrubs) - Judy is a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York at 9:20am.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Catch Jim on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ben Falcone (Joey) - Ben visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Pam Dawber (Mork & Mindy/My Sister Sam) - Pam appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Tune in to see Whitney on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ken Jeong (Community) - Ken is a guest on a repeat of The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings. He also appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mary Steenburgen (Ink) - Mary appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Elizabeth Berkley (Saved by the Bell) - Elizabeth is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Brent Morin (Undateable) - Brent behind-the-scenes stories from his show on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
Friday, July 4, 2014
  • Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Watch Betty on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason chats on a repeat of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Caroline Rhea (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Caroline is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Kevin Nealon (Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement) - Wendi joins the Chew Crew on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/The Parkers) - Kym appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, May 25

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kerry Washington joins “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’” the live sitcom special coming from late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and television icon Norman Lear. Washington is set to play Helen Willis in the special, airing live WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 (8:00-9:31 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. This historic event will take viewers down memory lane, recreating an original episode from each of the Emmy® Award-winning series “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons.” This legendary night of television will be hosted by Lear and Kimmel, directed by 10-time Emmy winner James Burrows and produced by Sony Pictures Television.

Previously announced stars include Woody Harrelson (Archie Bunker), Marisa Tomei (Edith Bunker), Jamie Foxx (George Jefferson), Wanda Sykes (Louise Jefferson), Ellie Kemper (Gloria Stivic), Will Ferrell (Tom Willis), Justina Machado (Florence Johnston), Ike Barinholtz (Meathead), Sean Hayes (Mr. Lorenzo), Amber Stevens West (Jenny Willis Jefferson), Jovan Adepo (Lionel Jefferson), Anthony Anderson (Uncle Henry), Stephen Tobolowsky (Mr. Bentley) and Jackée Harry (Diane Stockwell).

All About "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After the star-studded live sitcom special “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’” “Nightline” will take a special look at the cultural and historical significance of the two iconic series. Participants in the live sitcom special along with modern-day comedians, television stars and journalists reminisce about each show’s groundbreaking impact and legacy.“Nightline” Presents “All About ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’” airs WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 (9:31–10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

The prime-time special features interviews with “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” creator Norman Lear; host and executive producer Jimmy Kimmel and stars Anthony Anderson, Ike Barinholtz, Jackée Harry, Ellie Kemper and Kerry Washington; comedians and actors Raven-Symoné, David Alan Grier, Lil’ Rel and John Amos; original “The Jeffersons” cast member Marla Gibbs; and journalists Deborah Roberts, Chris Connelly, Marc Lamont Hill and Joe Levy.

Game Shakers - "Bug Tussle" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Dub goes to Vegas and leaves Trip behind, the Game Shakers take Trip to Dub's awesome apartment to show him a good time.

Game Shakers - "Why Tonya" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The Game Shakers are approached by a fan who demands that they make changes to one of their games.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 20)

Friday, May 24

  • Dana Carvey (One of the Boys) - Watch Dana on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He talks about The Secret Life of Pets 2 on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • The Cast of The Big Bang Theory - Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch are guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bill Hader (Barry) - Bill appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Newton (Gary Unmarried) - Kathryn is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Adam Scott - Adam appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John Travolta (Welcome Back, Kotter) - John and his daughter Ella Bleu are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House) - Jodie guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Logan Browning (Dear White People/Meet the Browns) - Logan stops by The Real, so check your local listings. She will also be on the BUILD Series at 5:30pm
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about Broadway's Network on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jackée Harry (Tyler Perry's The Paynes/The First Family/Sister, Sister/227) - Jackée talks about Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm and on People Now at 12pm.
  • Justin Long (F Is for Family/Ed) - Justin talks about Life is Short with Justin Long on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Beanie Feldstein (What We Do in the Shadows) and Kaitlyn Dever (Last Man Standing) - Beanie and Kaitlyn talk about Booksmart on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Good Morning, Miami/Saved by the Bell) - Tiffani is in the kitchen on Pickler & Ben, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April/May)

Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season Alice - The Complete Ninth Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season Evening Shade - The Complete Collection Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons

03/05 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
03/12 - Alice - The Complete Ninth Season (WBShop.com)
03/26 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
04/02 - Archer: Danger Island - The Complete Season Nine
04/09 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fifth Season
04/12 - Evening Shade - The Complete Collection
04/16 - The Big C - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
05/07 - Baskets - The Complete Season Three
05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume One
05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume Two
05/14 - The Donna Reed Show - Seasons 1-5
05/14 - Petticoat Junction - Seasons 1-3
05/28 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons
05/28 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Second Season (Blu-ray)
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